BRIAN DAMAGE & KRYSSTAL

BRIAN DAMAGE & KRYSSTAL

The infamously grumpy BRIAN DAMAGE met his glamorous, but dim-witted assistant, KRYSSTAL at THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL in 2000.

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Since then they have teamed up to record their own excellent CD "Silly Songs" and have performed at top comedy venues in places as diverse as JOHANNESBURG (South Africa), AUSTRALIA, SCOTLAND, IRELAND and ENGLAND.
 
They have appeared three years running at THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL, and also performed at International Festivals such as GLASTONBURY, LONDON, ADELAIDE & MELBOURNE.
 
Wherever they go their baggage goes with them, including several musical instruments (not always musical in their hands!) and many years of experience in the entertainment industry. Much of this baggage spills forth during their unconventional vaudeville style act, punctuated by occasional silly songs, the odd bit of Spanish dancing and loads of belly laughs.
 
Some of the many clubs they have performed at include:
  • THE MECCANO
  • BEARCAT
  • UP THE CREEK
  • JONGLEURS
  • COMEDY STORE (Sydney)
  • THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE in Dublun & Galway
  • THE HACKNEY EMPIRE
  • MIRTH CONTROL
  • BANANA CABARET
  • THE COMEDY CAFÉ
  • BOUND & GAGGED
  • STAND & DELIVER
  • ROAR WITH LAUGHTER
  • and many other comedy venues... too humorous to mention.
 
The pair also run their own comedy clubs with assistance from local comedians in both London and Sydney. The PEAR SHAPED COMEDY CLUBS offer comedians across the globe the chance to do what they do in a non-threatening environment (as long as Brian's not pissed!)
 
The clubs have the well-deserved reputation of discovering and nurturing new talent. Comedians new and old have performed at Pear Shaped over the years and at its predecessor, the Oval Comedy Club.
 
Apart from regular live appearances Brian and Krysstal are not adverse to TV, radio or any other media performances. They write scripts and songs and have hosted corporate functions, private parties and are suitable for many types comedy-based events!
 
Vicky de Lacy appears as KRYSSTAL one of many characters she has developed during her career. She has been a professional performer for over 20 years. Her career has encompassed theatre, television, film, video, singing, cabaret, voice over and stand up comedy. In the early 90's she co-founded and managed the successful Iron Cove Theatre and later went on to form the company Rare Birds Productions. Rare Birds produces theatre, short films, corporate videos, documentaries, and comedy/cabaret shows.
 
 Vicky worked for many years down under, mainly based in Sydney, as well as performing in her native England. A versatile performer and writer, she can take on characters, songs, drama, comedy and all things in between for both live and recorded media.
 
In August 2000 she took her one-woman show "JOURNEY TO ITHACA" to the Edinburgh Festival. The show went on to enjoy a brief season in London (East Dulwich Theatre & The Fitzroy) and a short tour in Northern England (2002/3). It was in Edinburgh 2000 that she met BRIAN DAMAGE, and since then they have worked together as a comedy double act in numerous venues in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Australia.
 
For more years than he cares to remember BRIAN has entertained psychopaths and lunatics in London pubs, workingmen's clubs and sanatoriums.
 
As a musician he's always been a comedian, but it was only in the last six years that he took it as a serious option!
 
To his surprise he won the JONGLEURS Competition in April '98 and has never looked back - that is until 2000 when he met KRYSSTAL, now he's looking constantly over his shoulder, wondering what on earth she's up to.
Brian has earned a legendary status on the comedy circuit, a favourite with the crowd and other performers alike.
 
His likeable grumpy persona, with a his trusty guitar a permanent feature, is guaranteed to charm and delight audiences wherever he goes.
Brian
 

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